Duncan, UNM professor of physics, has been named associate dean
for research in the College of Arts and Sciences effective August
2002, announced Dean Reed Dasenbrock.
experience as an adjunct professor at Caltech, as well as a
very successful record of research, teaching and service at
UNM where he has taught since 1996, is excellent, Dasenbrock
who recently received a large grant from NASA as part of the
first microgravity fundamental physics mission to the International
Space Station in 2005, says he is excited about the continuing
sponsored research commitments at UNM slightly exceeded $80
million, but has grown to more than $235 million, which makes
UNM one of the most rapidly growing research universities in
the United States, a trend Duncan hopes to further establish.
is the principal investigator in Critical Dynamics in Microgravity
(DYNAMX), part of the first microgravity fundamental physics
mission slated to fly aboard the space shuttle to the International
Space Station in 2005. Duncan has worked his way through the
ranks since originally coming to UNM as an adjunct assistant
professor of physics in 1990.